10 years +
In order to escape from misery, Juan’s parents decide to leave the countryside and migrate to the city. They will not sell cattle any more, but will collect cardboard and newspapers instead in Villa Cartón (Cardboard City). Life there will prove to be difficult. However the day Juan’s and Anarina’s lives cross, the future will start brightening up and they will both play a main role in it.
Prizes and honours
Selected by the Secretariat of Public Education, Ministry of Culture and Education of Mexico, 2006
A short novel with the flavour of a fairy tale, performed with the rhythm of a balad and, with its chorus and its meter. Liber web, Italy
El país de Juan (…) is an example of how juvenile stories, those that speak to younger readers, can be literary. La stampa, Italy
Published by: Argentina Uruguay y Chile Sudamericana/Brasil Global Editora/ Italia Mondadori /China Anhui Children’s Publishing House/ Eslovenia Založba Malinc